Full-Service Successions And Probate Attorneys

It seems there are rules and guidelines governing every aspect of life — including what happens when life comes to an end. If you have recently lost a loved one, it is difficult to think about practical matters during this time of grief. Thankfully, with the help of a good attorney, you don't have to.

At Field Law, our experienced and compassionate lawyers are ready to guide you through the entire Successions process as quickly and conveniently as possible. Though the process often takes a few months, we can sometimes finish it in a single week.

What Is Succession And How Does It Work?

In Louisiana, the Probate process is known as Succession. It is simply the formal way to transfer a person's property after death — usually according to the terms specified in a Last Will and Testament and other legal documents.

Before any transfer of property takes place, a court must be presented with a copy of the Last Will and Testament and an inventory of estate assets and debts. The estate executor (usually someone named in the Will) must be confirmed by court order. He or she cannot fulfill official duties until this step is completed.

If you will be acting as executor or estate representative, it is a good idea to work with an experienced attorney like those at our firm. We can help you:

  • Collect legal paperwork and other important documents
  • Pay any outstanding bills and debts owed by the estate
  • Inventory all property and assets
  • Notify heirs and beneficiaries
  • Distribute assets according to the Last Will and Testament

In many cases, a Succession can be completed with minimal court intervention. When there are disputes, however, litigation may be necessary. In such cases, our attorneys are ready to vigorously represent your interests in Successions litigation.

Why Hire Field Law?

Many law firms offer Successions services as an addition to their other, unrelated practice areas. In contrast, our firm focuses exclusively on estate law. Clients benefit from our experience, breadth and depth of knowledge, and efficiency.

Two other reasons to work with us include price and convenience. We offer a free, no-obligation quote for services in each case, and we don't charge based on the value of the estate. Moreover, we make each step as easy as possible.

Contact Us For A Free Initial Consultation

To learn more about what Field Law can do for you, contact us for a free initial consultation and no-obligation Succession estimate. Call us in Baton Rouge at 225-341-8221, or send us an email.